Lynn Westley


Assistant Professor of Biology


PhD Botany, University of Iowa
MS Botany, University of Iowa
BA Biology, Grinnell College


Plant ecology
Plant-Animal Interactions


Plant population biology
Plant resource allocation
Pollination Biology

Courses Taught

Biology 132: Plant-Animal Interactions
Biology 133: Biological Inquiry:  Tropical Rain Forests
Biology 220: Ecology and Evolution
Biology 384: Plant Biology
Biology 483: Senior Seminar: Plant and Animal Interactions
Biology 489: Senior Seminar: Biological Implications of Global Climate                        Change
FIYS 107: Environmental Worldviews

Selected Publications

Ecology of pollination and seed dispersal. In: M. Crawley, Editor, Plant Ecology, Second Edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, London, 1997. (with H.F. Howe).

Resource allocation to sexual and asexual reproduction in the Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus L. (Asteraceae). Ecology 74:2136-44. 1993.

Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals, Oxford University Press,  New York 1988 (paperback edition 1990; German edition 1992; Italian edition 1996). (with H. F. Howe).

Early consequences of seed dispersal in a neotropical tree (Virolasurinamensis). Ecology 66:781-791.  1985.  (with H. F. Howe and E. W. Schupp).